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January 21, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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The Right to Play – Are Scotland Doing Enough?

In 1989, the United Nations introduced the Convention on the Rights of the Child which was ratified by the United Kingdom in 1991. In the Convention on the Rights of the Child article 31 states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities […] Continue reading

December 28, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward
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Let’s Make Space for Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning was never a big focus throughout my primary years despite the large field and beautiful Moray Coast on which the school was situated. It was never a topic that was negotiated within our classes and I remember looking out of the window on numerous occasions wishing I was running around in the fresh […] Continue reading

October 22, 2015
by Samantha MacDonald
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Differences Between Sweden and UK

Photo taken from Google Images – www.ucl.ac.uk A few weeks ago we had an input where we discussed comparative education. We mainly focused on the differences between Sweden and the UK and the different perspectives they had on learning in the early years. The Swedish School system contrasts with the UK school system in so many ways. The first one being […] Continue reading

October 12, 2015
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I’m moving to Sweden! Part 1

I left one of my recent lectures on comparative education ready to pack me and my son up and book the next flight to Sweden! Why? They have absolutely nailed early years education and after doing further reading and research, there is no doubt that I would love my son to experience pre-school life out […] Continue reading

October 6, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward
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Schools – are they just an educational conveyor belt?

Following discussion in a recent lecture about the function of schools in modern day society, I have reflected upon my views of formal education in Britain. Despite considering this during our first year study of sociology, I believe looking at global education systems, within the 2CM5 module, and through research into the proposed changes of […] Continue reading

October 2, 2015
by Kirsty Gallacher
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Sweden vs UK – Early Years

I recently had a lecture on Comparative Education, and it focused on the difference in Early Years in Sweden compared to the UK. I was completely shocked at the difference, and it really opened up my eyes to how these differences can affect a child’s learning. First of all, Early Years in Sweden lasts until […] Continue reading

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